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Soekarno-Hatta airport’s 3rd runway halfway finished: AP II

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, April 8, 2019   /   08:09 am
Soekarno-Hatta airport’s 3rd runway halfway finished: AP II Passengers line up at the check-in counters of Terminal 1C at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Tangerang, Banten. (kompas.com/Andri Donnal Putera)

Progress on Soekarno-Hatta International Airport’s third runway has reached 50 percent, state-owned airport operator PT Angkasa Pura II (AP II) vice president corporate Communication Yado Yarismano has said.

“Our target is to start operating the runway by mid-2019,” Yodo said on Sunday as quoted by kontan.co.id, adding that construction of the parallel taxiway for the third runway had already reached 90 percent.

The Rp 2 trillion (US$141.84 million) project is being handled by state-owned construction company PT PP.

Yado said the project was part of a wider effort to improve a number of facilities in the largest airport in the country. Others include an integrated public transportation service building, revitalizing Terminal C1 and Terminal 2F, as well as a new overpass to improve accessibility.

 “In the future, we will also develop a cargo village and Terminal 4,” he added.

Transportation Ministry air transportation director general Polana Banguningsih Pramesti said the development of Soekarno-Hatta International Airport was based on the Airport Basic Development Planned proposed by AP II as an Airport Business institution (BUBU).

Under the plan, AP II aims to improve the airport’s services and anticipate future demand for expanded facilities.

“The government is supervising the project’s implementation,” she added.

Meanwhile, State-Owned Enterprises Minister Rini Soemarno previously expressed her appreciation of the projects, which are expected to cost Rp 9 trillion. (bbn)